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Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Snowman Magic, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Mini Catalog

This card was not what was in my head when I started out. But this is how it ended up and I'm sharing it with you anyway.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Balmy Blue for the layer and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the top of the card. 

I had die cut the tree using the die from the "Snowman Magic" bundle. I used the diamond glitter paper with a double-sided sticky sheet behind it so I could make it into a sticker.  The Basic White piece of card stock it's on measures 3" x 1-3/4" and the Balmy Blue layer measures 3-1/8" x 1-7/8".  I set the tree in place about 1/2" up from the bottom edge of the Basic White piece. I taped the two layers together. Then I taped the ends of some pretty "Iridescent Trim" to the back. As I look at it I think I should have wrapped the trim around it all the way to the bottom to give the illusion of snow. I don't know.  What do you think?

I set the tree piece on top of the card front for word placement. The words are from the same "Snowman Magic" set and were stamped using Balmy Blue ink. 

There was a little snowflake die in the set so I die cut a glitter paper one and set it in place using a custom cut Dimensional.

Dimensionals were added to the back of the tree panel and it was set in place on the front of the card.

It's an okay card but not what was in my head. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Monday, October 03, 2022

Happiness Abounds, Hues of Happiness, Art Gallery, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

Today I needed a thinking of you card and I ran across this one on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. The lady showing the card was showing 10 of them she made using this layout. It's a fun, easy, and quick layout.  I also have a fun and NEW tip/technique for you too, so stay tuned.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Gorgeous Grape card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Fresh Freesia card stock for the front and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the inside. I taped the Basic White piece to the inside. Every time I do that before I finish the card I hear Clint Eastwood in my head saying "Do you feel lucky, Punk?". A couple of times I've gotten the card flipped over and then the Basic White piece is behind the front of the card but most of the time I get it right! So, today this "punk" felt lucky!! LOL 

I did click through the Pinterest Post and found some measurements. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the "Hues of Happiness" 12" x 12" package as well as the flowers and leaves on the front of the card. I cut a strip that was 1" x 2-3/4".  And I cut a Basic White piece that was 4" x 2-3/4".  I taped the DSP strip to the left on the Basic White piece. 

The piece was set on top of the card for placement of the words. The words are from the "Art Gallery" set and were stamped using Gorgeous Grape ink.

Once the words were stamped I taped the Basic White piece in place just above them. 

I tried to find out what was used between the DSP and the Basic White part of the piece but had no luck. So here's where the fun tip/technique comes in. I took a 1/4" x 2-3/4" strip of Diamond Glitter paper and I peeled the backing off it. Then I took my dark Highland Heather Blends pen and colored the backside. My first thought was to color the front but I didn't want glitter bits on my pen and I didn't want to ruin my pen. So peeling the backing off allowed the ink to bleed through the paper and give it the appearance of being Highland Heather. A fun tip/technique. Please feel free to use it or pass it on, but I do ask that you give a link back to my blog.  I let the strip sit for a few minutes so the ink dried and then I glued it on top of the Basic White strip, butting the left side to the right side of the DSP.

Next the flower die cut flower from the "Hues of Happiness" DSP package was added using Dimensionals and the leaves from the same set were die cut and set in place using glue. 

I added some Wink of Stella to the flower and the card was done.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's card and new tip/technique,
Wanda

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Hues of Happiness, World Cardmaking Day, Stampin' Up! 2022-2021 Catalog

Sad to say I did not get to play along with Terri Gaines yesterday on "World Cardmaking Day" I had chores to do and you know if you don't get your chores done you don't get to play. But I got my chores done early enough today that I had time to watch the video and play along. Terri had set her customers packets of card stock and Designer Series Paper (DSP) to play along. I didn't have the stamp set she used so I used a flower image I had on my shelf. Here is a link to Terri's video on how to make this card and two others. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock. The front was cut off at 2-1/2" leaving 3" on the left side.

The DSP is new to me, it was in the kit that was mailed to me. It's called "Perfectly Penciled" DSP. There's penciled flowers on the backsides of what you see here.  Terri had us cut the dotted piece at 1" and it was already cut at 2" x 4". That strip was taped to the left of the card and then the lined piece that was also cut at 2" x 4" was taped on next. 

She had stamped a flower but I didn't have the set she used so I used a flower from the "Hues of Happiness" DSP. I die cut it and die cut the leaves to go with it. Terri did give a nice tip, she had colored her stamped image in using Blends pens and they bleed through the back of the card stock. So she die cut a Basic Black piece and taped the stamped piece on top. So that is what I did here, I die cut the flower and then I die cut a Basic Black piece. I did mine that way more for the stability because the DSP is a lot thinner than card stock. I taped the flower to the Basic Black flower shape and the piece was set in place using Dimensionals. Make sure you don't get the Dimensional on the inside of the card. What I do is I set my image where I want it and I hold it in place while I run my fingernail lightly along the edge of the card behind the image. It leaves a light line that I can see and know not to cross over with Dimensionals or tape. Nothing like taping your card shut! And yes, I've done that before, once or twice. LOL

So once the flower was set in place, I added the leaves. Then a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside and the card was done.

It was fun and quick but I'm still sad I wasn't able to play along yesterday. But better late than never. I'm not sure how I'm going to decorate the other two cards in the kit but I'll figure out something as the week goes on.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see my World Cardmaking Day card,
Wanda

Saturday, October 01, 2022

Scary Cute, Halloween Fry Box Treat Holder, Weekend Project, 2022 Stampin' Up! Fall Mini Catalog

I have not made a fry box in a long time and after making that cute Halloween box on Thursday, I thought I'd try another type of candy/treat holder.  I found my fry box here. You just copy it over to your computer and set it up in your word processing program and print it out. First I printed one out on copier paper to see if I liked the size. That pattern is designed to resize to what fits your needs. My fry box measured 2" across the bottom front. It was the perfect size for my project. You can get a copy of the fry box here

I ended up tracing my fry box onto a piece of Basic White card stock. Once I printed one on copier paper, I realized those score lines would show and I didn't want that. And I thought about making a Basic Black fry box but you can't print it out because you won't be able to see the lines.  So I used the copier paper one as a template.  After tracing the box, I cut it out and then scored the side lines using my ruler and stylus on a piece of thick Fun Foam. You need a foam backing to score or you won't get a nice score and the piece will be harder to put together.  Be careful not to push too hard or you could poke through the card stock. And no, I didn't poke through mine.  Not this time anyway!  LOL  I did trace over the line a few times to leave a deep mark on my card stock. Once the scoring was done, I folded the box but didn't glue it.

I set the front of the box on my worksurface with some scrap copier paper under it. I cut a couple of strips of copier paper and taped it down over the front sides on my worksurface. I also made a template for the bottom part of the box. I traced over the arched score line on a piece of scrap paper and I taped that over the bottom part of the box.  Now I was ready to scrub on some color! I used my Blending Brush to do that.

The first color I used was Daffodil Delight. I covered the whole area with it. Then I added some Crushed Curry. The next color I added was Cajun Craze. I tried to keep this color above the Crushed Curry color. The ground was next, I took Old Olive ink scrubbed a bit in the grassy area. Then I added some Mossy Meadow to the very bottom part. And for the upper part of the sky I used Night of Navy.  And the front was ready to be decorated.

The haunted house from the "Scary Cute" bundle was die cut along with the bats, using a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock.

Then I die cut the moon using a scrap piece of Crushed Curry. 

The pieces were glued in place and then the fry box was glued on the sides. The bottom of my fry box didn't line up nicely, it hung over the base a bit so I just snipped it off when the glue set up. When you glue the sides, glue the front to the back, it gives it a nicer look. 

I added a little package of Oreo cookies (2 cookies in this package) and the box is ready to give to someone. I got the little pack of cookies at The Dollar Tree. There are 4 little packets in one package. 

This was a fun and quick little project to do. I am going to keep this in mind for December!! 

I hope you have fun making this project.

I thank you ever so much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Halloween gift fry box,
Wanda

Friday, September 30, 2022

Snowman Magic, Penguin Place, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

This card was SO much prettier in my head than what ended up on paper! And it's a bit better in person than it is on the screen, but just a little bit!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue card stock for the layer. Then I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White for the focal piece.

I took the focal piece and set it on my scoring board. I turned it over so when I was done the raised bumps would be on the front. I scored the backside at 3/4" and every 1/8" up to 1-1/2".

The words are from the "Penguin Place" and were stamped using Balmy Blue ink.  I taped that piece in place on top of the Balmy Blue piece

The snowman was die cut using the die from the "Snowman Magic" bundle. I die cut two, one for the front and one for the back. I do this because I like to sandwich the arms between the layers, plus I color the face in on the back one using my Basic Black marker so when the face is die cut, the eyes and mouth are black and nice and neat looking. 

So once the snowmen were die cut, I die cut the face on the top one. I saved the nose and colored it with my Pumpkin Pie marker.  Then I stamped the buttons on the bottom part of the snowman.

I die cut and colored the arms using my Bronze Blends pen. You can also use Crumb Cake or Soft Suede Blends or markers.  I glued the arms to the second snowman. Then I glued the two snowman pieces together.

I stamped the had and scarf from the "Snowman Magic" set using Balmy Blue ink. I die cut them with the matching dies. I glued them in place. I added Dimensionals behind the snowman and set it aside.

Then I die cut the trees using glitter paper that has double-sided sticky paper behind it. I die cut 5 of them. The tree is from the same "Snowman Magic" bundle. I arranged them in a circle and set the snowman on top. 

It's different!!  LOL 

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and see today's "different" Christmas card,
Wanda

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Scary Cute, Halloween Treat Box, Weekend Project, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Mini Catalog

While looking at a video on YouTube, I glanced over to the right at the sidebar and there was this cute Halloween box to make. Well, I couldn't wait for my video to get over so I could see how to make this box. It's pretty easy and very fun. You can see the video here

First you make the box by scoring a 6" x 7-1/2" piece of Basic Black card stock at 1", 3-1/2", 4-1/2" and 7" on the long side. Turn clockwise and score at 1", 4-1/2" x 5-1/2". Then you need to clip and cut away some pieces. I took a photo after I did my clipping and snipping. You also need to snip a partial circles  

The box was then glued shut on the side. I prefer to use glue because I know it's going to hold. Then the bottom is glued. 

The box is then decorated. First you cut your favorite Designer Series Papers (DSP). I used what what shown on the video. Mine is from the "Black & White" 12" x 12" package. I cut the front and back pieces at 2-1/4" x 3-1/4". The sides are cut at 3/4" x 3-1/4" and the bottom and top pieces are cut at 3/4" x 2-1/4".  When I cut my piece of DSP I cut the sheet at 2-1/4", then I cut the two 3-1/4" pieces. From what was left I was able to get all four strips. I cut a side and then a top and repeated that for the other strip. No waste there. Those pieces were all glued in place. I used the circle punch to punch the DSP on the backside where the other partial circle was cut on the Basic Black piece.

Here's where you add your treat. Then tie your favorite ribbon around the box and tie a bow on the top. 

The layers for the front are a 2" x 3" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock and a 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of DSP from the Brights Collection. The character is stamped on that piece, pretty much centering it. Then the piece was taped to the Pumpkin Pie piece. The instructions say to add Dimensionals and set it on the front of the box. I would recommend adding the moon and bats (die cut from the "Scary Cute" bundle). It's easier to press them down in place without the Dimensionals cushioning it. 

The words are from the same "Scary Cute" set and were stamped on a scrap piece of Highland Heather using black Memento ink. I die cut it with the die from the "Scary Cute" bundle and it was glued in place on the front of the panel. The top edge sits just under the foot of the character.

The moon and bats were glued in place and I added some iridescent sequins because I didn't have any of the gems used on the original box.  Then set the panel in place on the front of the box. Wink of Stella was added to the bats and the box was done.

Isn't it adorable?  I want to try this again with a Christmas theme.

Edited on 9-30-22.  I forgot to mention, the Oreo cookies in the cute little packages came from the Dollar Tree.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's fun Halloween project,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Best Witches, Kid Friendly Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Mini Catalog

Here's another kid friendly Halloween card. I thought I'd make one more before I move onto something else for a little bit.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. I cut the bottom of the front piece off using a die from the "Basic Borders" die set.

I stamped the cute little witch from the "Best Witches" set using black Memento ink. I colored her in using my Blends pens. I used Highland Heather, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight and Balmy Blue.  Where is the Balmy Blue you ask?  It's just on the bubbles.  And right after I colored them I thought they should have been Granny Apple Green instead.

The little frog was stamped next and colored in using both light and dark Granny Apple Green. I took the light Balmy Blue Blends and colored a little under the images.

The words are from the same "Best Witches" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut them with the scalloped rectangle die from the "Mini Pocket Envelope" die set. I added a 1-1/2" x 2-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock behind it. I taped those two pieces together. Dimensionals were added behind the piece and it was set in place on the front of the card. 

I die cut three bats from the "Scary Cute" bundle using Basic Black card stock. I glued them in place on the front of the card.

A 1-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) was cut from the "Gingham Cottage" 12" x 12" stack. You get a lot of fun papers in that stack, 48 pieces to be exact. And after taping that piece in place the card was done. Fun and cute.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Halloween card,
Wanda

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Best Witches, Kid Friendly Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! Fall Mini Catalog 2022

I had regrets about not ordering the Halloween stamp set with the witches hats but I have been having fun with the cute little witches from the "Best Witches" set. I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock for the bottom layer. Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Celebrate Everything" 12" x 12" stack. And no, I did not have to color in the stars! I taped the DSP to the Rich Razzleberry piece.

Then I cut a 2-1/4" x 4" piece of Basic White card stock for the focal piece. I stamped the witch from the "Best Witches" set using black Memento ink. The stars were also stamped using the black Memento ink. Those stars I did have to colors in and I used Daffodil Delight dark Blends pen to do it.

The dress and band on the hat were colored in using both light and dark Rich Razzleberry Blends pen. The legs and hat buckle were colored in using the light Smoky Slate Blends pen.

I colored the hat and cape were colored in using the light Basic Black Blends pen.

Light Petal Pink Blends pen was used on the face and hands. And I used the dark Petal Pink for the cheeks. 

Dark Daffodil Delight was used for the hair.

And the broom handle was colored in using the light Soft Suede Blends pen and the straw part was colored in using light Soft Suede and then light Cajun Craze on top. It gave it a nice redish-brown look.

I took my Wink of Stella pen and colord in the hat buckle, the stars, and the straw part of the broom. It gives it a bit of a magical look.

Next I cut a 2-1/4" x 4" piece of Rich Razzleberry for the layer behind the focal piece. I lines them up the way I thought it would look best and I turned it over and traced two edges on the Basic White piece so I could easily tape them back exactly where I wanted them to go. Once they were taped I taped them to the front of the card.

The words are from the same "Best Witches" set and were stamped on a 1/2" x 3-3/8" piece of Crushed Curry card stock using black Memento ink. I set the strip in place using Dimensionals.

Two pearls were colored black using my dark Basic Black Blends pen and they were set in place on each side of the words.  And the card was done.

This was a very fun, quick, and easy card to make. I had fun coloring and I thought this layout was fun and different.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Halloween card,
Wanda

Monday, September 26, 2022

Snowman Magic, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Mini Catalog

I have been having a lot of fun with the "Snowman Magic" set/bundle. Bundle because it's got matching dies!!  I LOVE that!  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Granny Apple Green card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I took a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Celebrate Everything" 12" x 12" stack and colored in the trees using my markers. I used Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, and Old Olive for the trees. I used Soft Suede for the trunks and I used Daffodil Delight for the stars. Once those were all colored I taped the DSP to the front of the card. That piece of DSP measured 4" x 5-1/4".

Next I made the frame using the die cut from the "Fabulous Frames" die set. I cut one out of  Granny Apple Green and one out of Basic White card stock. I used a double-sided sticky sheet on the Granny Green piece. I wanted it to be a sticker so I wouldn't have to do a lot of fine gluing.

I took the rectangle from the Granny Apple Green piece and set it aside. Then I took the rectangle from the Basic White piece and prepared the background. I tore a piece of card stock to make a hilly line for the snow and I used my Blending Brush and scrubbed on some Balmy Blue in the background. I added snowflakes but you can't see them. I used my chalk pen to do that. I have one with the tip so damaged because I use it on the edge of the cap to flick the ink onto my paper. But this time I just tapped it onto the sky but it doesn't show up on the photo much. You can click on the image and maybe you can see it better.

The words are from the same "Snowman Magic" set and were stamped using Garden Green ink. I die cut a tree from the die set using Garden Green card stock. I colored the trunk with my Bronze Blends pen because it was out. Soft Suede would have been my first choice but this pen was just sitting there.

I die cut two snowmen, one for the front and one for the backing. I colored the face of the backing one in using my Basic Black marker.  Then I die cut the face on the front piece. When you set the front piece on the back piece, the eyes and mouth will be black.  Super easy way to do those tiny parts. The hand were colored in using the Bronze Blends pen, see why that was sitting out?  The buttons were stamped using Basic Black ink. I glued the arms on the snowman but on the backing piece. This way you can see where they will go easier. Then I glued the two snowmen together.  I did save the nose when I die cut the face and I colored it in using my Pumpkin Pie marker. I used a tiny amount of glue on a toothpick and set the nose in place.

A hat and scarf were stamped using Granny Apple Green ink and were die cut. They were glued in place on the front of the snowman. Then I set the snowman on top of the rectangle piece using Dimensionals.

The rectangle piece was taped inside the frame and for a final touch I glued a snowflake on the front and added a little crystal rhinestone to the center.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside and the card was done.

This was another fun card to make. I LOVE snowmen! And I do love how this card turned out. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's snowman Christmas card,
Wanda

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Best Witches, Halloween Card, Kid Friendly, Fall Mini Catalog 2022 Stampin' Up!

I had a piece of scrap Designer Series Paper (DSP) left over from a card I made last week. The DSP is from the "Celebrate Everything" 12' x 12" stack.  There's LOTS of fun sheets in this stack and for lots of occasions.  This piece in particular has ghosts and pumpkins on the backside. I had colored in the pumpkins using my light and dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pens. It was just sitting on my worktable and I thought it looked fun so I decided to use that side of the piece for my card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Granny Apple Green card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Gorgeous Grape for the layer. I textured it using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. I also cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the inside. I taped both to the card.

Next I cut a layer to fit my piece of DSP. My DSP measured 2-7/8" x 3-3/8" and the Granny Apple Green layer measured 3" x 3-1/2". I stamped the words from the "Best Witches" set using black Memento ink. I taped the two layers together and added Dimensionals to the back.

The frog is from the same "Best Witches" set and was stamped using Basic Black ink. I've had the black Memento ink bleed too many times because it's an alcohol base too. But Basic Black is a water based ink so I knew it would be fine using Blends Pens.  As long as the ink was dry before I started coloring. I colored the frog in using both light and dark Granny Apple Green Blends pens. I punched him out using the "Double Oval" punch. I also punched out the layer behind the frog using Granny Apple Green and the same punch. I taped the frog oval to the scalloped layer. 

To assemble, I set the DSP layered piece in place using Dimensionals. I moved the piece over to the left.

I added a Dimensional to the right side of the oval and tape to the left. I set the oval in place and the card was done.

This was a fun, quick, and easy Halloween card to make.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Halloween card,
Wanda

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Santa's Delivery, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! Fall Mini Catalog 2022

I just love this little penguin from the "Santa's Delivery" set/bundle. He's so fun and cute.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. The sheet of card stock was cut in half on the shorter side so once it was cut it measured 4-1/4" x 11".  I took the "Wintry 3D" embossing folder and textured the front of the card. I had to use it twice because it's a narrower folder and didn't cover the whole area. You can't see where the "seam" is because the panel covers enough to help it hide.

I took the fourth largest stitched rectangle die from the "Rectangle Stitched" Framelits die set on a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package.

A piece of Mint Macaron was cut at 2-1/2" x 4-1/8" for the layer behind the DSP. I taped the two pieces together and added Dimensionals to the back. I set the piece on the front of the card, centering it as much as I could by eyeing it.

Then I stamped the penguin from the "Santa's Delivery" set using black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. I colored him in using the light Basic Black Blends pen, dark Pumpkin Pie pen, and the dark Petal Pink Blends pen. Once he was colored in I die cut him using the matching die. Dimensionals were added behind him.

I used the "Double Oval" punch for the two layers. One was cut from a scrap piece of Mint Macaron and the other was from a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I took that Basic White oval piece and scrubbed on some Mint Macaron with a Blending Brush. I taped the two ovals together and I set the penguin on top.

The words are from the same "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock using Garden Green ink. I trimmed the piece to measure. 5/8" x 2" and the Mint Macaron layer behind it measures 3/4" x 2-1/8". I cut the layer over the line on my cutter so it was a hair wider than 3/4" x 2-1/8".  I taped the words to the Mint Macaron layer and Dimensionals were added to the back.

I set the words in place first, lining up the sides and bottom as equally as possible without measuring it. And then I added the penguin oval piece.

For a final touch I added tiny crystal rhinestones on the larger snowflakes on the DSP and the card was done.

This was a very fun, quick and easy card to make. I love the colors. This card was nothing like what was in my head when I started it and I'm glad!! LOL

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Friday, September 23, 2022

Snowman Magic, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! Fall Mini Catalog 2022

 

I saw this pretty card on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try since I had everything to make it. You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Starry Sky card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on theleft.

Now had paid better attention to the video I would have known to cut my Designer Series Paper (DSP) larger so I would have had a wider border. But it still looks pretty like this. The DSP is from the "Lights Aglow" 6" x 6" stack. There's lots of fun double-sided sheets to play with in there. Once side has metallic gold on the images and the other is plain. This card used the vanilla colored piece with gold snowflakes all over it. 

The die from the "Snowman Magic" bundle measures about 3-1/8" x 4-3/8". I should have cut my DSP at 3-1/2" x 4-3/4".  So if you want a wider border use those measurements.  Center the die on the DSP and run it through the Big Shot.

The die cut piece was glued in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the same "Snowman Magic" set and were stamped using Versa Mark and gold embossing powder was sprinkled on them. Then they were heat set. I love using gold embossing powder, it's one of the powders that melt so smoothly. But to me it smells like crayons.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done.

This was a super quick and easy card to make. I think it took longer to get the items out to make it than it did to actually make the card.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Snowman Magic, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Fall Mini Catalog

I sure had a lot of fun making this card. I have no idea what this technique is called or if it even is considered a technique (I would think it would be one) but I liked making it and I'll tell you how. Just read on. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Basic White for the top layer and a 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" piece of Evening Evergreen card stock for the layer. 

Now here comes the fun part. I took a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Lights Aglow" 6" x 6" stack and I cut five 1/2" strips. Now because I just used the 6" piece without cutting it shorter, I was able to make two cards at the same time. 

What you do is you take a piece of window sheet (acetate) and lay it on your worksurface. Dimensionals are added behind the strips and they are set in place on the acetate as close or as far apart as you'd like. I just eyed it and kept them close together. Once they were in place, I took the second largest circle die from the "Layering Circles" die set. It's the 2-11/16" one and I die cut it on my Big Shot. Here's where you die cut two. Move the die over fairly close to the left side and cut and there should be room for a second one.

Then I die cut the tree from the "Snowman Magic" bundle and glued it in place on top of the strips. I did trim the bottom of the tree trunk because it hung over. 

Next I die cut the snowman. I cut two, one for the front and one for the back. The arms, hat and snowflake were also die cut at the same time. I colored the arms with my Bronze Blends pen. As for the scarf, I stamped it using Mint Macaron ink and die cut it with the coordinating die. I cut a tiny strip of Daffodil Delight card stock for the hat brim. And next I die cut the face. I saved the nose and colored it using my dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. I also colored over the face of the second snowman using my Basic Black Blends pen. I did this so the mouth and eyes would be black.  And I stamped the buttons using black Memento ink. I only stamped them on the bottom because in the past the scarf hid the top ones.

To assemble the snowman I took the second one and glued the arms in place. Then I glued the top snowman over it. I added the hat, nose, and scarf. Dimensionals were placed on the back and the snowman was set on top of the circle. 

I didn't need to add any Dimensionals to the back of the circle since there were already Dimensionals on the strips of DSP. 

The snowflake was added to the top with glue and a crystal rhinestone was added to the center.

The words are from the "Snowman Magic" set and were stamped using Evening Evergreen ink.

I set the circle in place and then the Basic White/Evening Evergreen layers were set in place on the card base using Dimensionals.  And that was it.

This was such a fun card to make and I do like this "technique"! 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,
Wanda

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Scary Cute, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! Fall Mini Catalog

Okay. Last Halloween card for a few days.  I have other cards I want to make. I still have some Halloween ones to make but they are a few days further down on my list. Today's card was fun and quick too.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock for the front layer. And a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the inside of the card. I taped both pieces in place.

Next I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the focal piece.  

I took two pieces of card stock and taped it to the right and left of the Basic White piece to form the sky panel. 

I punched out a 1" circle for the moon. I saved the part I punched out and scrubbed on some Crushed Curry ink and then a little Cajun Craze ink with my Blending brush. Then I removed the piece and used removable tape on the back of the circle and I covered the moon I just created.

With the sides and the moon covered I scrubbed on some Rich Razzleberry ink at the bottom and worked my way up to the top. Then I added some Blackberry Bliss a little bit higher up. And at the very top I added some Night of Navy ink. And that was it for the sky.

The bats are from the "Scary Cute" bundle. I die cut 12 bats from the matching die set. I glued them in place. I thought they were too tiny to use tape.

The "Boo" is from the "Scary Cute" set and was stamped using black Memento ink.  And the card was done.

It was a fun, quick, and easy Halloween card!!

I appreciate you taking your time to stop by and see today's Halloween card,
Wanda